By John Glidden
Months after the Vallejo school superintendent declared a need for the community to receive “positive” news about the district, an official confirmed Friday that the district has halted negotiations for a public relations position.
Vallejo City Unified School District spokeswoman Alana Shackelford stated by e-mail that “the district has decided to move in a different direction,” regarding a contract with Joe Wolfcale to become the district’s public relations consultant specialist.
During a March meeting, Superintendent Ramona Bishop stated that there is a “misrepresentation of the truth that continues to be in this community (about the district).”
“We are not interested in a spin doctor,” Bishop said at the time. “We are interested in transparent and accurate reporting around the positive things that are going on in our school district.”